Summer is here - humid weather and hot summer sun call for adjustments to your skin & beauty routine.
Here are some things to consider for the summer season:
This time of year, it's a good idea to change your pillowcases, clean your makeup brushes, and clean your phone more frequently.
Hairstyles with loose hair can trap sweat and oil around the face, causing breakouts and premature SPF wear off, leading to hyperpigmentation.
Depending on your outdoor activities and sun exposure, we might switch up the facial you get. If you normally get a chemical peel containing a lot of exfoliants and brighteners for instance, we might do something else depending on the condition of your skin at the time of treatment.
A good Oxygen Facial will balance your skin and help it recover from the summer elements. Oxygen Facials are incredibly soothing, refreshing, and luxurious. If you've had too much sun, get an Oxygen Facial from us. Oxygen Facials are also great before any special event for a radiant glow.
Skincare services and too much sun don't mix. Be aware that using exfoliants and skin brighteners in the treatment room or at home can result in hyperpigmentation if the skin is not protected from the sun. Please be sure to protect your skin from the sun before and after your treatment (including all facials and waxing). Let us know if you've accidentally overexposed yourself to the sun before your service so we can make any needed adjustments.
SPF should be reapplied every two hours. If you don't think you can stick to applying SPF throughout the day, please consider eliminating any at-home exfoliants and brighteners to prevent any accidents (burns, sun damage, moisture loss, hyperpigmentation & premature aging)
Last but not least - Adding, removing, or swapping steps from your beauty routine might be a good idea for you this summer. Following are some beauty & skincare essentials available in our boutique, and how to incorporate them into your routine.
Comfortable Long-wear Sun Protection
All TIZO Mineral Sunscreen are made with raw materials that are “best available”, meaning they are medical grade quality.
All chemical sunscreen filters, dyes, parabens, gluten, phthalates, preservatives.
Mineral sunscreen filters reflect UVA and UVB rays away from the skin, whereas chemical sunscreen filters absorb those rays.
Versatile for All Skin Types and Tones:
TIZO has multiple products that work for all skin types, including acne-prone, rosacea prone, dry, and oily and for all skin tones without leaving a white mask.
Lays on top of the skin:
Mineral sunscreen ingredients lay on top of the skin. Some chemical sunscreen ingredients have been proven to absorb into the skin and bloodstream.
Mineral is G.R.A.S.E.:
Per the new proposed FDA sunscreen regulations, only mineral sunscreen ingredients zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are G.R.A.S.E. (Generally Recognized As Safe and Effective). The 12 chemical sunscreen ingredients currently in use in the United States have insufficient data to make a positive G.R.A.S.E. determination. The FDA is requesting that additional testing be done on all 12 chemical ingredients.
Mineral sunscreen ingredients are reef friendly. Although the only two ingredients have been banned in Hawaii and Key West are oxybenzone and octinoxate, we believe that the safest option for our earth is to choose a mineral sunscreen.
Tizo has a sheer finish. It's not too heavy or greasy. It comes in tinted and untinted options, and its protective properties mean you don't have to apply foundation and moisturizer. You can apply the lotion and sheer foam to your face and body! Tizo stays put and wont burn your eyes!
NATURAL LOOSE MINERAL FOUNDATION
What it is: A versatile, lightweight loose mineral foundation with a healthy, glowing finish.
Skin Type: Dry, Normal, Combination & Oily
Coverage: Sheer to Full
Formulation: Loose Powder
Core Benefit: Versatile
What it does: Youngblood’s signature, best-selling loose mineral foundation perfectly conceals imperfections such as acne scars, rosacea and melasma while appearing as a second skin. This versatile, lightweight powder effortlessly blends and weightlessly builds from light to full coverage without clogging pores or causing irritation. This high-performing powder is non-drying to achieve an airbrushed, flawless complexion.
Features & Benefits:
Titanium Dioxide helps give an extra boost of sun protection and helps to reduce redness while making skin looking beautiful and covered. This foundation that has been recommended by dermatologists for over twenty years has changed people's lives who have sensitive skin conditions because of what's NOT in this formula. With only a few ingredients, this non-drying formula allows the skin to completely breathe as if you have nothing on your skin. Our proprietary milling process, the highest grade of raw materials available make a huge impact and difference on performance, finish, color, allowing skin to breathe without aggravating skin conditions.
Layer this mineral SPF Foundation on top of your favorite Tizo SPF to get an extra boost of sun protection.
Fool-Proof Self Tanning
St. Tropez Self-Tanning
Our self-tanners are buildable, so you can get a natural glow or a rich tan. Want to try it out? Our St. Tropez trial kits are great for experimenting or traveling. St. Tropez products have a natural olive color that blends and fades evenly without streaks and has a nice scent.
Bronze Fox Tanning Drops
Bronze Fox Tanning Drops let you control your shade. Just drop a few drops into your facial and body moisturizer. Try different amounts to get the perfect shade!
Oil & Moisture Control
TIZO3 Facial Primer Tinted SPF 40
TIZO3 is a sheer, tinted facial mineral sunscreen that offers cosmetically elegant sun protection with a matte finish. TIZO3 layers invisibly under makeup to replace one’s foundation primer.
Physical broad-spectrum protection; great for post procedure use
Gentle enough on ALL skin, even the most sensitive skin
Photostable, will not degrade in sunlight
FREE of chemical sunscreen filters, dyes, fragrances, oils, and preservatives
During the warmer months, this product can replace moisturizer and/or foundation to eliminate the amount of products layered on the skin. We also love that this particular Tizo product is water resistant for up to 80 minutes, so it won't wear off during outdoor activities.
Be sure to warm all Mineral SPF up in your hands prior to application for a sheer finish!
Mineral Rice Setting Powder
With this rice powder, you can apply it alone, under or over foundation and throughout the day to control oil, shine, and set makeup.
You may want a lighter moisturizer for the warmer months - here's one we love!
Watercress Hydration Cascade®Gelee Moisturizer
Super-drench and replenish your skin in a long-lasting tide of daily hydration! This hyaluronic gelée oil-free moisturizer quenches dry skin, restoring beauty & suppleness with a time-release cascade of skin-firming 2% retinol and powerful anti-pollution peptides. Antioxidant-rich blue matcha, chlorophyll & FHF-grown watercress extract nourish skin with the best of plant vitamins.
Front Porch Punch® Shea Butter Bar Soap
This creamy shea butter and lather-filled soap is 97% natural, triple milled and 100% juicy – fragranced with the summer's brightest mouthwatering fruits - strawberry, mango, melon and peach. It's so whipped and creamy our customers like to shave with it!
Tend Skin - INGROWN HAIR SOLUTION
Applying Tend Skin Solution post shaving and waxing will reduce the appearance of ingrown hairPOST WAXING: Reduces the appearance of any resulting redness from waxing within minutes
FOR WOMEN's: legs, underarms, and bikini lines
FOR MEN's: faces and necks
Chuda Healing Hydrating Cream
Chuda's unique formula creates the perfect environment for the skin to heal: Upon application, the cream blankets and protects the skin as it directly delivers its highly concentrated combination of vitamins, botanicals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and peptides to achieve and maintain healthy skin.
Available in a Healing Balm or Lotion with SPF.
A little goes a long way - be sure to warm up the Healing Hydrating Cream before spreading onto the skin. This is great for cuts, scrapes, rashes, burns and more.
Ahhhsome Relief®Foam-to-Oil After Sun Body Mousse
When the sun has left your skin parched, red or downright sore, smooth on this whipped, cooling foam-to-oil mousse that quickly drenches skin in nourishing shea butter esters and provitamin B5.
It begins as a lightweight foam and spreads over skin as a nourishing oil that soothes with aloe, natural rosemary & mint oils, and crisp spearmint extract grown on the FarmHouse Fresh® farm. Ahhhsome relief is a whip away!
On The Go
Formulated with jojoba seed oil and vitamin E for clean, nourishing color, it features 9 sultry shadows ranging from rich mattes to sparkling metallics, plus 2 blushes and 2 highlighters to add instant warmth and glow.
Exceptionally lightweight and long-wearing, it’s all you need to take your weekend from basic to breathtaking, no matter where you go!
GETAWAY: satin peachy beige with a golden sheen
PRIVATE JET: metallic light blush
MIMOSAS: metallic burnt rose
SAIL AWAY: matte dusty pink
ROSE: metallic raspberry
TAN LINES: matte warm terracotta
AL FRESCO: metallic bronze
ADVENTURE: true matte black
BRUNCHIN': matte deep chocolate brown
YACHT CLUB: pinky coral
FIRST CLASS: mauve pink
BOARDING PASS: peachy pink with warm gold pearl
BON VOYAGE: light cream
Because we're an appointment-only spa, please plan to purchase products at your next appointment or schedule a time with your service provider to pick them up so we can dedicate our full attention to each client.
When it comes to achieving smooth flawless skin, Retin A is often regarded as the holy grail in preventative skin care. However, hearing about (or even experiencing firsthand) its side effects leaves you wondering if retinoids are for you.
What are retinoids anyway?
Retinol and Retin A are both retinoids derived from vitamin A that normalize cell turnover.
They exfoliate and loosen dead skin cells, stimulate collagen and elastin production, and fight free radical damage.
In addition to their anti-aging effects on wrinkles and brown spots, retinoids can also improve skin texture and help clear acne.
There are numerous over-the-counter retinol products available, and prescription strength retinoids, such as Retin A (AKA Tretinoin, Renova, ect), are available by prescription.
While Retinol generally has fewer side effects on your skin than Retin A, there's now an even gentler product out there for reactive and sensitive skin types . . .
Skin Script Retinaldehyde Serum with Iconic A!
IconicA (Retinaldehyde) is the least irritating Vitamin A (Retinoid) making it ideally suited to sensitive skins and all skin types in need of rejuvenation and anti-aging care.
The serum will improve overall smoothness, evenness, and anti-aging effects on skin, as well as reduce fine lines and wrinkles with zero irritation.
Also present in Retinaldehyde Serum with IconicA is niacinamide (B3), which protects our skin cells' mitochondria from DNA damage. SymWhite contains high levels of tyrosinase inhibitors that even skin tone making this an ideal treatment for brown spots and hyperpigmentation.
Bisabolol, a naturally occurring ingredient in chamomile, soothes skin sensitivity and makes this product unlikely to irritate.
Skin Script Retinaldehyde Serum with Iconic A
Yes, I use this amazing product nightly on my reactive skin and have been loving the results of smoother skin and a healthy glow without dryness or redness - I hope you enjoy this product too!
Don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions!
Are you looking to make self-care a priority in the new year?
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Our goal at Heidi Phifer Skin Lash Brow is to deliver you the results you want to see in your skin, in a functional, non-invasive, cost-effective manner.
There's no one-size-fits-all solution to skin issues, so Heidi Phifer Skin Lash Brow uses a wide range of modalities and clinical skin care to treat aging, hyperpigmentation, melasma, sun damage, acne, and rosacea.
Our approach is clinical, combining treatment options and homecare to create a comprehensive, individualized plan to get you the skin you desire.
We use Skin Script Skin Care for all our facials and also stock the full line of Skin Script products for use at home.
This is a natural, fruit-based skin care line that contains cosmeceuticals and clinical actives that can only be found through a licensed skin care professional. This line was developed by physicians and is chirally corrected, so it's non-irritating and ideal for sensitive and reactive skin.
We think you'll be pleasantly surprised by the price point of these cruelty-free, paraben-free, USA-made products!
Skin care doesn't have to be expensive or complicated!
Heidi Phifer Skin Lash Brow is here to take the guesswork out of your self-care routine!
Ask us how we can help!
The Heidi Phifer Skin Lash Brow Team
Lack of sleep, poor diet, excessive sun exposure and smoking—our daily habits are causing skin damage at the cellular and structural level. Every day, we are exposed to a host of environmental aggressors, which over time significantly damage the skin.
Over time, this damage is what leads to the visible signs of aging.
Chuda is an excellent addition to your daily skin care routine if your skin feels dry, tight or more sensitive in the colder months. If you spend a lot of time outside during these winter months, Chuda is a must to prevent moisture loss, premature aging and a compromised barrier.
This product is helpful for preventing uncomfortable chapped dry skin if exposed to a lot of wind or cold when applied before venturing outside.
The healing properties of Chuda are very effective on skin that has been damaged by the weather or other factors.
Best known for its soothing and hydrating effects on the skin, rose oil helps to calm irritation.
MALE PINE FLOWER POLLEN
Packed with water, proteins, amino acids, lipids, carbohydrates, sugars, flavonoids, and vitamins, this powerful ingredient rounds out the Remedea Compound with its comprehensive skin-healing benefits.
Finely milled calcium carbonate provides extremely gentle exfoliating benefits and aids in the absorption of excessive oil.
Possibly the oldest raw cosmetic ingredient, beeswax is a non-comedogenic emulsifier. An excellent source of vitamin A, it’s also a natural humectant.
One of the most effective moisturizers due to a high concentration of fatty acids, olive oil is loaded with vitamins A and E for superior protection.
Praised for its extraordinary properties, and rich in naturally occurring flavonoids, propolis is a time-honored ingredient used for wound healing.